Saturday, February 2, 2013

Unique Supplement Recommendations for MG from the Controversial, Dr. Blaylock

Many MG patients look to control their symptoms with the use of vitamins,supplements and by changing their diet. Most advice on the subject will will list dozens of supplements and end with something like, "eat a healthy, well rounded diet." What I like about the following little blog post by this Dr. Blaylock person is that the answer to the supplement question was both short and logical. I happen to not agree with all of it but who am I to say? Regardless of whether it's a good prescription or not (you'll have to do the research on that) he's direct and to the point. I do  like that. So for what it's worth, here's what Dr. Blylock recommended when questioned about somebody's friend that has Myasthenia Gravis.

Question: I have a friend who has myasthenia gravis, and is beginning to develop slurred speech. What supplements do you recommend for this disease?

My Myasthenia Gravis: A Holistic Approach to Autoimmune Diseases

 Dr. Blaylock's Answer: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder frequently associated with flu vaccines. The most important thing is to reduce immune reaction. This can be done by increasing intake of omega-3 oils, reducing omega-6 oil intake, using Jatoba extract, and avoiding vitamins that are immune stimulants, such as beta-carotene and astaxanthin. Luteolin has been shown to reduce immune overreactions and this is found in artichoke extract. Curcumin and quercetin also reduce the immune reaction of MG and reduce inflammation.

Why he singled out the flu vaccine association to MG is a little strange. Why not pesticides or antibiotics? Let's face it, the list of possible causes for MG goes on forever. Including the big one - "Who knows?"

Now I don't know about the Jatoba extract either. It's an exotic but when I researched the benefits that are claimed I don't see anything that would be of particular use for myasthenics. But maybe I missed something.

 My personal recommendation is to include 5,000 mg of  Vitamin D-3 every day to any program that you might decide on. The evidence of its benefits are indisputable. My favorite online vitamin site, Vitabase has a pretty good price on it. As a matter of fact, especially if you're taking predsnidone you might want to consider the following:

Vitamin D: 5,000 mg
Calcium: 1,250 mg
Magnesium: 250 mg ( I know what you're thinking but without it the calcium may be useless)
Potassium: 99 mg or 10 mEq to 20 mEq Klor-Con potassium chloride (prescription)

Chances are, all your neurologist is going to recommend is the calcium. But with about ten minutes of research you'll find out how you'll want all of the above. And yes, the magnesium  too. You'll have to ask your doctor for the Klor-Con potassium. Simply put, they all work together to make the magic happen. So because of that, and at the risk of shameless self-promotion, you can find all of those online at  my favorite online vitamin store Vitabase.

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